Numan Haider: Show Me The Knife And Get Me Some IS Fast Food
WHEN Numan Haider was shot dead by police in Australia, to some he became a martyr. To other, he was an 18-year-old Islamist and IS fan who’d stabbed one policeman in the neck and slashed another.
Alyse Edwards repots for ABC on abuse spray-painted across the entrance to an Indonesian community mosque in Rocklea, Brisbane. The graffiti opines:
“Muslims are evil and have no respect for our ways”.
We learn that a mosque at Mareeba in far north Queensland was vandalised last Friday. It’s terrible. Our ‘ways’ are those of tolerance, understanding and respect. The idiots smash what they claim to stand for. But what’s also interesting is Edwards, who reports:
On Wednesday afternoon, Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart called for calm and tolerance in response to growing concerns over the threat posed by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS). He was speaking after an incident in Melbourne on Tuesday night in which a man who was under investigation was shot dead by police, and after a number of counter-terrorism raids occurred in Sydney and south of Brisbane in recent weeks.
Well, Haider was on the police radar. They’d seized his passpoprt. But just before he was shot dead, he’d arranged to meet police, invited them outside the station because he didn’t fancy stepping inside, offered them a handshake and as they accepted, tried to murder them.
Why not state the facts?
The Green Left website is hit and miss:
Sean Brocklehurst, the Socialist Alliance’s candidate for Pascoe Vale, said: “Messages and even photos don’t prove that Numan Haider is a terrorist. These statements help cover up the facts behind his death. First, when Haider met the police, regardless of whether it was in the police station or in the park, he was technically under police custody and therefore, the police had a duty of care for him.”
No. He wasn’t. He’d not been cautioned. And, technically, he was armed.
“Second, even if we take at face value the ‘facts’ presented by police, it doesn’t explain the other aspects of the supposed investigation such as how much pressure was applied to him and his family. Why did the authorities cancel Haider’s passport?”
I guess, they thought he was dangerous?
“And third, why did Numan Haider have to die? Even if the police version is true, why wasn’t everything done to prevent the loss of someone’s life? Why did the police shoot to kill?”
Because the police shoot to kill. And maybe it deters copycats.
Was he alone?
Abdul Numan Haider, the 18-year-old shot dead by police in Melbourne on Tuesday night, may not have been alone when he stabbed two officers in the car park of the Endeavour Hills police station, according to the Victorian police commissioner.
Ken Lay told ABC radio 774 on Thursday morning that police had “some information” that Haider had been talking to other people around the time of the stabbing.
“I won’t say [they were] working with him, it’s just unclear to us at the moment, whether they dropped him off [at the station] or whether they were waiting for him,” he said.
The Herald Sun:
There were angry scenes when a member of the Afghan community, on leaving the house, blamed police.
“They should not have shot him — he was 18,” the woman screamed. “If you (the police) can’t protect yourself, how are you going to protect the nation? Did you make mistakes when you were 18?
“If someone makes a mistake, you can’t shoot him.”
To the idiots, of course, think they all look alike:
An innocent young man wrongly identified as teenage terror suspect Abdul Numan Haider says he cannot leave his house because he fears being branded a terrorist. Fairfax Media has apologised for mistakenly publishing a photo of Melbourne 18-year-old Abu Bakhar Alam on the front pages of The Age, the Canberra Times and the Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday.
The papers ran Mr Alam’s photo with headlines including “Teenage Terrorist”, “Teen Jihad” and “Teen Takes Terror to the Suburbs”, dubbing him a “schoolboy turned fanatic” who “set terror trap for police”.
The Alams lost a family member to a suicide bomber in Afghanistan and in 2007 were given safe haven under Australia’s humanitarian program. “We came here to live – have a happy life – not live in a country where we can’t live freely, have the freedom to express ourselves,” he said.
SBS has a few words with Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Australia, Nasir Andisha:
Mr Andisha says Numan Haider had joined up with people who had extremist ideas – with which his family had no connection – at a time when he was struggling.
“It seems that this man was disturbed, disillusioned, and he needed more help, guidance, counselling, a helping hand to help him out through this difficult, time, phase, period in his life and to be another ordinary person,” the ambassador says.
He says he believes some disillusioned young people are being attracted to the organisation calling itself Islamic State because it offers what he calls “a five-star jihad” which runs a sophisticated media campaign and offers access to the trappings of modern life .
“It attracts younger people and it basically has more facilities for them, they can take their families”, he says.
That’s in contrast with life among the Taliban and al Qaeda who lived in tribal compounds and caves in the wilderness.
“It’s nothing that a youngster from Manchester, or from Sydney, could endure, being in the caves, every time you have drones over you and intelligence agencies around you.. it was very difficult, it was a very hard-core fight. But on the contrast, being in Syria and Iraq they have much better facilities, the infrastructure is better, you have electricity, you have access to fast food.”
It’s a lifestyle choice…